Ever got to your car after a super long day of shopping, turn the key to start the engine and bam dead as a door knob… You notice the battery light is burning. Hmm…the battery must be dead.
You realize chances are good that you need to jumpstart your battery if you don’t want a sleepover in the parking lot or miss out on your significant other’s famous flame grilled steaks.
You stand there frozen, wondering WTF to do… Well no need to feel ashamed, it happens to the best of us. You just need some guidance. That’s what we’re here for.
Follow these easy steps to CPR (Jumpstart) your car and to get that engine roaring like a lion again.
9 Easy steps to breathe life into your car battery
Positive (usually red but check for a ‘+’ sign) to the positive terminal of the ‘dead’ battery.
Then, connect the other end of the positive cable to the positive terminal of the ‘live’ battery.
Next, attach the negative (usually black but check for a ‘-‘ sign) to the negative terminal of the ‘live’ battery.
Then, connect the remaining negative clamp to an unpainted, metal surface of the engine – not near the battery.
Remove the negative clamp from the unpainted surface first.
Then, take the negative clamp off the ‘live’ battery.
Next, the positive clamp off the ‘live’ battery.
Lastly, disconnect the positive cable from your previously ‘dead’ battery.
Please remember that we aren’t qualified mechanics and cannot be held accountable for any mishaps that occur as a direct or indirect result of following our guidelines above. While we enjoy providing helpful information, we urge you to check your car manual for any special instructions they provide on jump starting your specific make or model.
Hint-If something goes wrong, make sure that you have Car Insurance. Get your Name Your Price Quote today! Remember that included in any dotsure.co.za comprehensive
policy is our Super Shortcut benefits package which gives you access to roadside emergency benefits. Bottom line, when you need us, we are there 24/7.
dotsure.co.za wishes you pleasant driving expeditions with no need for CPR.